Manitoba gives $1.5M to Bombers' stadium management

The cost of Winnipeg's Investor’s Group Field is still on the rise.

The province is committing the additional funds toward outstanding construction costs with the builder

Since Investors Group Field officially opened last year, numerous flaws have been identified at Winnipeg's CFL stadium, including cracks in the concrete, and many are unhappy with transit service to games. (CBC)

The cost of Winnipeg's Investor’s Group Field is still on the rise.

The province has committed another $1.5 million so the group that manages the stadium can sign off on outstanding construction costs with the builder.

That brings the cost to date of the stadium to $210-million.

The extra money will cover costs not included in the original design plan.

It paid for upgrades to the concession areas and improvements for drop-off and loading outside the facility.

BBB Stadium Inc. said the $450-thousand cost to fix water damage from a leaks this spring will be mostly covered by insurance, but the group will have to pay another $50-thousand to cover the deductible.